Last year I made a quilt for our youngest grandson based on a drawing that he had made. Then the older brother got inspired too, and wanted a quilt made from his own Pokemon drawings.
He made four drawings which I copied and mirrored, drew the different parts on fusible web, and machine appliqued them to a background fabric.
The four blocks were then framed and joined to make up the centre of the quilt. He had chosen all the fabrics for the quilt, and as you can probably see, he loves orange.
I then made strip sets from the rest of the chosen fabrics, cut them into different widths and distributed them around the quilt centre.
When the top was finished, the most exciting part (for me) started: I got to try my hands at longarm machine quilting. I spent two days at Sølvi Quiltestudio, first doing a test piece to learn how to use the buttons and other essentials, and then quilting the top on the second day, – and getting lots of useful tips along the way (plus some unforgettable apple cake).
Quilting a quilt in one day, and not getting a stiff neck and shoulders afterwards, weighs heavily on the YES-side when considering whether to buy myself a longarm machine. The jury is still out on the subject, though.
Here is the recipient adding a final touch to his quilt. Granny, in her total ignorance about the world of pokemons, had put in one of the figures upside down, so he decided to make something else out of it by drawing a face with a pigma pen. Now there’s a lesson: If you cannot hide a mistake, be creative and make something positive out of it, – embellish it and show it off! 🙂
And here is the final result, shown off by the proud owner …..
….. before folding it to take it home with him.
This quilt is entered in the ROYGBIV Quilt Category at the Blogger’s Quilt festival. Please head over to Amy’s site and have fun checking out all the other entries there. You can also nominate quilts for the Viewer’s Choice awards.
So far, I have managed to participate in all the Blogger’s Quilt Festivals, and below are the links to my previous entries:
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